Monthly Archives

September 2017

Entrepreneurship, Social, Youtube

Buffer Festival Toronto Industry Day

September 29, 2017
Buffer Festival Toronto

Buffer Festival  is an annual Youtube film festival in Toronto. I can recall interviewing Founder/creator Corey Vidal in the early days of Buffer Festival and I’m so impressed at how much its grown in such a short time. My transition from traditional media to digital hasn’t been easy, but it’s events like Buffer Festival that help open my mind to the possibilities of this new world. Last year when I went to this event I vowed I’d be involved in some capacity next time. This year I proudly moderated a panel discussion at the festival’s industry day.

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Food, Lifestyle, Social

Dinner With Chef Gordon Ramsay Toronto

September 27, 2017
Gordon Ramsay Toronto

Had a “pinch me” moment last night, another cool opportunity that I got to take advantage of, since saying yes to living the life I want. I had dinner last night at Cobalt Social; a pop-up restaurant inside a normally unsuspecting (I’m being kind) supermarket at Kensington Market. And guess who helped launch the spot? Chef Gordon Ramsay!  Continue Reading…

Entrepreneurship, Lifestyle, Social, Wellness

AcroYoga, Slacklining & More At The Think Outside Summit

September 24, 2017
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When I left my news job there are many things that I realized I was missing out on. One of those things was spending quality time outside. Sure I reported outside but it wasn’t quite the same as actually being present and fully aware of my surroundings. Home, work, home, work…that was my life. Now that I work for myself I’ve committed to doing all the things I didn’t make time for or was too tired to do. Continue Reading…

Entrepreneurship, Social

Inside Facebook Canada’s Media Event

September 20, 2017
Facebook canada

Last night Facebook held a media event in Toronto. They don’t really do these kinds of events so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. The invite promised an opportunity to meet some of the staff at Facebook Canada and learn about new tools. There was also talk of cocktails…so I was sold!  Continue Reading…

Fashion, Music, Social, SUMMER

Weekend Fun At ‘PLAYLIST’ RoofTop Party

September 17, 2017
Rooftop Party

This weekend in Toronto we’re having arguably the best weekend of the summer. Nothing but sun and temps in the high twenties…both days! Summer is certainly going out with a bang. So on this last weekend (and best) of the summer, there was no better place to be than a rooftop. PLAYLIST provided the perfect opportunity.  Continue Reading…

Culture, Social

The B.L.A.C.K Ball Tiff Event

September 13, 2017
The b.l.a.c.k ball

When was the last time you danced up a storm on a Tuesday night!!? I did it last night at the B.L.A.C.K ball. What a party! B.L.A.C.K stands for Building a Legacy in Acting, Cinema and Knowledge, it’s an initiative and annual tiff event hosted by actors (and brothers) Shamier Anderson and Stephan James.  Continue Reading…

Culture

How To Help Islands Affected By Hurricane Irma & Maria – Caribbean Hurricane Relief

September 7, 2017
Caribbean Hurricane Relief

My heart is aching as I watch the images of destruction and devastation in the wake of recent hurricanes. I’ve been sitting around wondering how I could help islands like Barbuda, Dominica, and the many other islands affected. I decided to do some research and have since made a donation. I’ve put together a list of all the resources I’ve found so that you can do the same.  Continue Reading…